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topic 4945

Sheet metal surface variation measurement info requested


I am trying to measure sheet metal surface defects. Traditionally we use visual inspection to do this. However, visual inspection does not pass a gage R&R (repeatability & reproducibility) test. It is the industry standard for automakers.

However, I need to find a better way to quantify (preferably with variable not attribute data) defects in body panels. I would welcome any thoughts that anyone would have at this point. THERE ARE NO BAD SUGGESTIONS. Please share your expertise. Thank you, Greg

Gregory L. Sabin
Ford Motor Company - Dearborn, Michigan, USA



What does Ford do with products that do not pass inspection, for production cars/trucks?

Chris Vesely
- Lincoln, Nebraska

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